light

Rest Now Honored Soldier

Rest now honored soldier

Put your burdens down

The end of watch has come

Trade your sorrows for a crown

Take all these earthly worries

Bury in the ground

Finally relieved

No more honor bound

 

Rest now honored soldier

The battle there is won

Your oath now here is finished

Your trials now are done

We grieve for you o' soldier

But in service we're content

The innocent protected

The evil finally rent

 

Rest now honored soldier

And though is lost your name

Raise high your head

Do not bow in shame

You have received greatest honor

In Valhalla you have claim

Rest now honored soldier

Content in your acclaim

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God.

Requescat in pace, militem honorem.

For: "The Unknown Soldier"

Politics

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Light and Dark

Blindness

Darkness

Deprived of my sight

Sitting in the void

Nothing but myself to fill it

Dark thoughts enter my head

They cover my eyes

Yet I can't see it

In the Blackness

Alone

No matter where I turn

 

There is nothing to see

And then a luminous explosion

A light pierces the darkness

A star from afar

Blinding me again

Blinded by whiteness

Covered in rays of light

And still I cannot see

 

But now there are voices

Around me they are fighting

Some for the darkness

Others for the light

I hear them killing

I hear them destroying each other

And doing atrocities in the name

Of the Darkness or the light

 

But all I can think of

and the more that I ponder

I've come to realize

Is that neither lets me see

 

and both blind me equally

Clockwork Human

Folder: 
Light and Dark

Just

Like

Clockwork

Tick-ing

Mov-ing

 

Unlike

My

Words

Try-ing

Prov-ing

 

That

I

Am Not

Just-a

ma-chine

 

I

Keep

My Heart

Bur-ied

Ben-eath

 

Parts

Still

Broken

Set-on

My-teeth

 

I

Cant

Give in

I-won't

Be-lieve

 

That

A

Second

Chance-I'll

A-chieve

 

 

Clock

Work

Human

Now-just

Ma-chine

Start a War

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Songs

Too late to feign innocence

You've heard it all before

I can't take one more chance

I won't hurt you anymore

 

Consider this my letter

That I write to myself

That I couldn't get better

And I won't take you as well

 

Stab me

Break me

Beat me

And chain me

Leave me on the floor

Gasoline on my body

Light it outside the door

Take the man I was

And burn him to the core

Lets start a war

 

You deserve much better

Than I, for now, could be

Personality suicide

I can live for more than Me

 

For if even I can do it

Then everybody can

A personal revolution

Its time to take a stand

 

Stab me

Break me

Beat me

And chain me

Leave me on the floor

Gasoline on my body

Light it outside the door

Take the man I was

And burn him to the core

 

Lets start a war

Waking Nightmares

Folder: 
Light and Dark

I sleep

I dream

 

Or somewhere in between

 

For within waking nightmares

Nothing's ever as it seems

 

 

I wake

I stare

 

Or am I truly there?

 

Reality's an illusion

And it never will play fair

 

 

Am I sleeping

Do I wake

 

In which world is which?

 

Should I end my life in one

I cannot choose to switch

 

 

So do I sleep?

Do I dream?

And visit somewhere in between

But within my waking nightmares

True reality unseen

The Seer

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Just For Fun

Today I sit upon my chair

and watch the world unfold beneath

The stories that I see in there

I to you, for now, bequeath

 

I see age in specks of dust

A lifetime carved in wood

Time's corrosive touch in rust

Just like a lover could

 

My eyes open to the Sky!

And there I see the stars

But look down, and time flys by

With speeding headlights of cars

 

Look to the rain, wisdoms countless

The same water fell on Rome

I speculate, with reasons doubtless

Civilizations last shorter than stones

 

You may think I ramble insanely

That my mind has truly blown

But these thoughts forever chase me

And will leave me utterly alone.  

Shot in The Dark

I took a shot in the dark

And Missed

But next time I'm gonna learn my lesson,

Next time I'm gonna 

Turn the light on,

And then shoot you in the face.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Not fully completed yet.

Shards & Sparks

Folder: 
2016

We’ve spent pennies

and dimes on the sun,

an angel to sweep in and

block out the bleak black

corners of the world

 

Light floods through a fourth dimension,

through the walls and the storms,

broken by table legs and coffee cups,

pieces laid out next to shadows

like a storybook on a card table

 

Somebody tell me a tale

of how white fills the skies,

clashes with sunlight and

pushes the emptiness

right out of my head and my hands

 

Somebody write me a story

of the breeze blending with

yellow lines and tire marks

as I breathe in and capture

everything I’m supposed to be

 

Shards and sparks

fill me with rhythm and

I’m searching, building castles,

cutting corners to

reach the sun again

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 3/7/16

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Love

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To My Wife

Please don't move, stay right there

With the sunlight in your auburn hair

The features of your goddess face

Each one perfect in their place 

Will etch themselves into my mind

A masterpiece no like could find

I'd spend forever in your eyes

Without a minute passing by

For if Heaven looks like this beautiful face 

I'd gladly accept my deaths embrace